Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

NSCDC arrests 2 employees of Peace Corps

27 February 2013, 16:04

Abuja - The FCT Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested two employees of the Peace Corps of Nigeria for alleged illegal operations.

It will be recalled that the Commandant-General of the Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ade Abolurin, had ordered the arrest of security guards working for companies without operating licences.

Abolurin later told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the Peace Corps was not registered nor recognised by law to render security services.

``Peace corps is not a legal private guard company; it is not recognised by the Federal Ministry of Interior and it is not a paramilitary organisation,'' he said.

He said that security guard companies that wished to operate in the country should endeavour to upgrade and meet the necessary requirements for them to operate.

The NSCDC Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, Mr David Akinbinu, also told NAN that the two men, who were arrested would be prosecuted.

Akinbinu said that the command also sealed up 15 private guard companies for operating illegally in the FCT.

He said that seven of the companies that complied with the NSCDC guidelines had been reopened, while five were still in the process of meeting the guidelines.

Akinbinu said that five other sealed companies had not made any efforts to make amends and had remained sealed.

He warned members of the public to avoid engaging the services of such companies to guard their homes and business premises.

NAN

Tags nscdc
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
11 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
DSAGE
Natural transformation after deat...

Nature transforms every soul into a spirit immediately after death. It means that the soul is called spirit after the body has dropped in death.  Read more...

Submitted by
Tque Majolagbe
The Nigerian Health Sector; Just ...

It’s been over two weeks now since the Nigerian Medical Association pulled her members away from work throughout the country.  Read more...

Submitted by
DSAGE
No real actions without approval ...

I know that Bible is great in wisdom but the point remains that Jesus is fantastic to us in life. Everything about him was written formally, and nobody here had ever seen him anywhere in real world.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
From sharing rice to sharing thie...

In Nigeria crime pays: study armed robbers, politicians and terrorists. PDP and APC are fighting over who owns more armed robbers.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
When will Jonathan apologize to N...

I was reading Reuben Abati today, doing his paid job of trying to defend the president of Nigeria in the case of the three month-long abducted, ‘raped and killed’ girls.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Jonathan’s Presidency is like a f...

Will we keep such doctor operating in the village for fear of who will operate on and medicate our patients after he is locked in jail? This is the question we must ask ourselves. Read more...